CWS has acquired Service Matters Limited in Ireland

CWS International has acquired the Irish company Service Matters Limited (SML), making it one of the largest providers of workwear, cleanroom, washroom and floor care rental services in the country. Thomas Böttger – Regional Managing Director at CWS Hygiene – stated the company contributes to his company’s sustainable growth strategy.

The aim is to become the leading provider of hygiene solutions and services in Ireland. A few weeks ago, CWS also acquired Specialized Sterile Environments (SSE) – a specialist in the cleanroom segment- in Ireland. With around 350 employees, this company specializes in clean room cleaning as well as decontamination and hygiene services for the Irish pharmaceutical and medical technology industries.

With the recent acquisition, CWS ‘market share in the Irish hygiene market has further increased. The customer base has grown by 2,600 and CWS now employs around 750 people in Ireland. SML was founded in 1997 and has 88 employees. The business activity is concentrated in the east and west of the country. The company’s current headquarters are in Roscommon, with depots in Dublin (Fonthill), Limerick and Tyrone in Northern Ireland. As part of the transaction, CWS will also take over Northern Ireland business, opening up the north of the island.